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6/04/22 – Hike – Hunters Creek Conservation Trail

Following a hot spell, cool temps provided ideal conditions for a delightful hike in the lush green forests. We met at the Northern parking lot of Hunters Creek County Park and hiked out and back on the Conservation Trail. Near … Continue reading

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6/02/22 – Hike – FLT Dalton to Rattlesnake Hill

We continued our exploration of the wonderful Finger Lakes Trail, which extends across NY state from Allegany State Park to the Catskill Mountains. We spotted cars and began our 10-mile trek near the friendly hamlet of Dalton, located south of … Continue reading

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5/21/22 – Hike – Franklin Gulf

Our cheerful group of 13 ADK-NFC hikers savored a warm Spring day in delightful Franklin Gulf County Park, one of WNY’s hiking gems. Formerly Larkin Woods, this undeveloped park is known for its quiet solitude, scenic ravines, and numerous waterfalls … Continue reading

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5/17/22 – Hike – Chestnut Ridge Big Loop Trail

We hiked a big loop trail in Chestnut Ridge Park on May 17th. Three named and well-marked trails comprise the 6-mile loop: Orienteering (blue), Ward-Hill (yellow) and Boy Scout (orange). We accessed the trail from the Newton Rd parking lot.  … Continue reading

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4/22/22 – 4/23/22 – Hike – Finger Lakes Trail in 3 State Forests

We enjoyed 2 days of thru-hiking 17 miles of the FLT near Almond NY. On this particular stretch, we explored Slader Creek, Klipnocky and Bully Hill State Forests. At this time of year, abundant waterfalls, babbling brooks, and the ephemeral … Continue reading

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4/2/22 – Hike – FLT Holimont to Poverty Rd.

Our northbound 5-mile hike on the Finger Lakes Trail (FLT) from Ellicottville to Poverty Hill Rd was full of unexpected delights! Minutes after we began our steep climb from the trailhead on NY 242, we turned around and witnessed downhill … Continue reading

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3/5/22 – Hike – Erie County Forest

Spirits were high as our friendly group of eight hikers savored the snow-covered Silent Wood and Old Scarbuck trails at Erie County Forest for a late winter outing. We thoroughly enjoyed mild winter temperatures and navigated the bridges and hills … Continue reading

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2/12/22 – Snowshoe Hike – Chestnut Ridge Park

Eight cheerful hikers enjoyed a 4-mile trail with energizing hills in one of WNY’s most historic parks, Chestnut Ridge. Most of the group wore snowshoes, but two were fine with microspikes on the hard-packed trails. Recent temperatures above freezing resulted … Continue reading

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01/15-01/17 – HIKE – Street & Nye, Catamount, &  Allen

Epic MLK Weekend in the Adirondacks with Eric Stevenson and Jessica Delo-Novelli Due to the impending snowstorm we looked at multiple options and decided to hike Street & Nye upon arrival making it a Full Moon summit. Street & Nye’s … Continue reading

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01/22/22 – Snowshoe – Beaver Meadow

A foot of pretty white snow and peeking sunshine made for a delightful snowshoe on the beautiful Beaver Meadow Audubon Center trails. Ten of us navigated a 3-mile loop hike on well-marked trails, which included many ups and downs, picturesque … Continue reading

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